Reviewer:Dr Feel Rotten
December 19, 2010 Subject:
feel good movie i guess
If you like this kind of stuff, but the odds of any of this happening to an American girl in Paris at that time period or any other period are pretty much less than zero so it has to fall under school girl fantasy stuff.. It still kept my interest and my dog really liked sitting up watching it i think more than I did.
I can't recall any period in the entire movie where i was asking, "Will she get the young dashing diplomat or leave and go back to reform school?"
Personally I think a better ending would have been she get nabbed picking another pocket and find her head rolling away from the guillotine...Nahh..Not Ginger!
July 19, 2009 Subject:
A nice movie.
The opening is very promissing (I liked that school master), but the rest goes in a different direction, which isn't too bad. Watchable.
Reviewer:Fireball Steve Zodiac
January 8, 2009 Subject:
Its a great title
One other reviewer here remarks not understanding the title. This movie is what happens in the space of one heartbeat, 2 people fall in love, then we spend the rest of the movie watching that happen. Heartbeat refers to that moment, to that momentous heartbeat moment when she decided to go ahead and steal the watch. The whole movie works to the end sitcom scenes from that one moment on. And in a sort of time capsule and holistic overall way the title serves as the main idea, while the rest of the story is it's frame. It gives new meaning to the word heartbeat. After seeing this movie, you could describe another couple afterwards in a similar situation and another who has seen the movie would understand what you are refering to about them. And then there is Ginger Rogers. She plays off Adolph Menjou and the rest so well and she has that perfect range of facial expression, it's a perfect rendition of how it would be in real Life. And the Yorkshire Terrier is pretty cute too. You could propose to a girlfriend, if you knew what you were doing, with this movie.
April 15, 2007 Subject:
This movie has nice mix of comedy and romance. I liked it and would recommend.
December 9, 2005 Subject:
Great movie, but I still do not get the title. Stupid title. Stupid, stupid title.
November 20, 2005 Subject:
Enthralling movie. Even Ginger Rogers` ditsi-blondness grows on you. But the best scene was the butler Eves' voice-of-reason speech. Pretty rare, I thought.
Fun to see Basil Rathbone as the unscrupulous Prof. Moriarty type. Actually, he has unshakable principles about his unscrupulousness.
July 19, 2005 Subject:
Ginger Rogers plays a girl who escapes a reform school and is taken in to learn a life of crime and from there a life of luxury and soon to learn that that life isn't all that good. A definate must see for the situations in the movie.